Griffin and others v ALHCO Group Ltd

Employment – Continuity. A local authority changed to a new contractor, the appellant, for gas servicing work. The appellant accepted that some, but not all, staff transferred from the old contractor, the second respondent. The remaining employees brought unfair dismissal claims. The employment tribunal found that those employees had been transferred and, accordingly, had been unfairly dismissed. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in allowing the appeal, held, inter alia, that the tribunal had failed to give adequate reasons as to why it had considered that the relevant employees had been assigned to an organised grouping in relation to the transferred work.

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